01/20 A Beautiful South Of Nowhere Fan Letter

Every now and then we receive fan mail for some of our past hits. Recently, we received a letter from a fan of South Of Nowhere, which we would like to share with you below. As always, we love and thank our fans for their continued support:

“Hey Tom,

I’m writing this to express how much South of Nowhere meant to me. At the beginning of my 7th grade year I started to question my sexuality, being 13 and not understanding why I had this attraction to girls was confusing. I started watching shows like the L Word or Degrassi to try to get an understanding of how I was feeling. It wasn’t until I saw a promo for South of Nowhere that I realized the show I had been looking for was right in front of my face. I remember staying up until 1:00 in the morning just to catch up on the first season so I could understand the second season. As soon as I watched the first episode I immediately fell in love with Spencer’s character. She was me in all of my confusion and not understanding. It always felt like Spencer was written to help me, but so was Ashley because even though I was confused about my sexuality, I was also shy. Ashley Davies helped me gain that confidence to ask out my first girlfriend, but with South of Nowhere it just didn’t deal with LGBT issues, watching your show connected with me on so many levels. I know what it’s like to be racially profiled by the cops, I know what it’s like to deal with a family member who’s adopted, I also know sadly know what it’s like to lose someone to gun violence. South of Nowhere wasn’t just a show, for me it was a safe haven because in those 30 minutes that it was on my T.V. it felt like someone finally understood for first time in my life. Those characters you created brought joy, sometimes sadness, and gave a lot of us hope. I just wanted to say thank you for writing these characters and scenes. I wanna say thank you to Gaby and Mandy because I don’t think no other two people on earth could bring Spencer and Ashley to life but them. So I guess to wrap this thing up, South of Nowhere will always be in my opinion the best damn teen show to ever grace my television. Thank you once again Mr. Lynch for South of Nowhere, and I will continue to support you in all your future activities.

Signing Off,

CARTIER”

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